Parents who want to be better equipped to manage and cope with the use of tablets, computer games, smart phones and other technology by their children especially teenagers will be able to get some helpful advice in Portlaoise this week.
The St Mary’s CBS Parent’s Council in Portlaoise is hosting a talk on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30pm called ‘Flagging the Screenager’.
Special guest, Dr Harry Barry will speak to parents about the challenges young people face today in their fast-paced technology saturated world.
Dr Barry will provide advice to parents on dealing with these challenges at the talk to be held at the school on Portlaoise's, Borris Road.
Dr Barry is an Irish author and medical doctor. He has a particular interest in the area of mental health and has extensive experience in his practice of dealing with issues such as depression, addiction and anxiety.
He has written numerous articles for The Irish Independent and two books: Flagging the Problem and Flagging the Therapy,
All are welcome. Admission is free.